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S. 502 (115th): A bill to modify the boundary of Voyageurs National Park in the State of Minnesota, and for other purposes.

The text of the bill below is as of Mar 2, 2017 (Introduced).


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115th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 502

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

March 2, 2017

(for himself and Ms. Klobuchar) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

A BILL

To modify the boundary of Voyageurs National Park in the State of Minnesota, and for other purposes.

1.

Modification of Voyageurs National Park

(a)

Boundaries

(1)

In general

Section 102(a) of Public Law 91–661 (16 U.S.C. 160a–1(a)) is amended—

(A)

in the first sentence, by striking the drawing entitled and all that follows through February 1969 and inserting the map entitled Voyageurs National Park, Proposed Land Transfer & Boundary Adjustment, numbered 172/80,056, and dated June 2009 (22 sheets); and

(B)

in the second and third sentences, by striking drawing each place it appears and inserting map.

(2)

Technical corrections

Section 102(b)(2)(A) of Public Law 91–661 (16 U.S.C. 160a–1(b)(2)(A)) is amended—

(A)

by striking paragraph (1)(C) and (D) and inserting subparagraphs (C) and (D) of paragraph (1); and

(B)

in the second proviso, by striking paragraph 1(E) and inserting paragraph (1)(E).

(b)

Land acquisitions

Section 201 of Public Law 91–661 (16 U.S.C. 160b) is amended—

(1)

by striking the section designation and heading and all that follows through (a) The Secretary and inserting the following:

201.

Land acquisitions

(a)

Authorization

(1)

In general

The Secretary

;

(2)

in subsection (a)—

(A)

in the second sentence, by striking When any tract of land is only partly within such boundaries and inserting the following:

(2)

Certain portions of tracts

(A)

In general

In any case in which only a portion of a tract of land is within the boundaries of the park

;

(B)

in the third sentence, by striking Land so acquired and inserting the following:

(B)

Exchange

(i)

In general

Any land acquired pursuant to subparagraph (A)

;

(C)

in the fourth sentence, by striking Any portion and inserting the following:

(ii)

Portions not exchanged

Any portion

;

(D)

in the fifth sentence, by striking Any Federal property and inserting the following:

(C)

Transfers of Federal property

Any Federal property

; and

(E)

by striking the last sentence and inserting the following:

(D)

Administrative jurisdiction

Effective beginning on the date of enactment of this subparagraph, there is transferred to the National Park Service administrative jurisdiction over—

(i)

any land managed by the Bureau of Land Management within the boundaries of the park, as depicted on the map described in section 102(a); and

(ii)

any additional public land identified by the Bureau of Land Management as appropriate for transfer within the boundaries of the park.

(E)

Land owned by State

(i)

Donations and exchanges

Any land located within or adjacent to the boundaries of the park that is owned by the State of Minnesota (or a political subdivision of the State) may be acquired by the Secretary only through donation or exchange.

(ii)

Revision

On completion of an acquisition from the State under clause (i), the Secretary shall revise the boundaries of the park to reflect the acquisition.

; and

(3)

in subsection (b), by striking (b) In exercising his and inserting the following:

(b)

Offers by individuals

In exercising the

.